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^ MASTER AND PUPIL After all, why should mathematicians, who are human beings like the rest of us, always be so pedantically exact and so in- humanly perfect? As Weierstrass said, 'It is true that a mathe- matician who is not also something of a poet will never be a perfect mathematician'. That is the answer: a perfect mathe- matician, by the very fact of his poetic perfection, would be a mathematical impossibility.